Hart Heffelfinger, a new student at SNC, has just come to Lake Tahoe from Vashon Island
Name: Hart Heffelfinger
Hometown: Vashon Island, WA
Where is Vashon Island?
Vashon is an island off of Seattle that you can only get to by ferry, and I’ve lived there my whole life. The island is a hippy retirement place. It is where K2 was started and there was big industry for that, but K2 moved off the island 10 years ago and ever since it’s been farmer’s markets and rich Microsoft people.
Ski and Snowboard Teams Make it to College National Championships to compete in slopestyle, boardercross, giant slalom, quarter pipe, and alpine racing.
As skiers and snowboarders, we can all relate to how our calf, quad and hamstring muscles feel after a long day on the slopes, tight and possibly achy. Skiing and snowboarding are intensive sports that ask a lot from our bodies, particularly in the hips and legs. As we progress in these sports, our muscles become agile and our movements more graceful.
However, the back and forth commands on the body can still be inadequate for healing the tired and tense muscles. Instead of a hop-to-it morning, and a sit on the couch with a beer kind of evening, try yoga before and after riding to slow down, relax, and strengthen your body’s muscles. Drink plenty of water and reward yourself with a beer afterwards.
Senior Kyle Smaine and Junior Rebecca Roberts will be watching the Olympic games from TV’s, rather than their skis at the top of the run in Sochi, Russia after suffering from injuries in Olympic qualifying events.
Opening an outdoor sporting goods shop in what was once a Porters is a big gamble when it comes to a new business venture. Redemption Sports is a premium sporting good store located next to Incline Liquor on Tahoe Boulevard.
Some people may think of the group of friends that make up Strange Brew and Gremlinz as crews, gangs or even frats, but really they’re just individuals collectively dedicated to sharing the simple passion of having both of your feet atop a board, and documenting their extreme sports experiences whenever possible.
One group of students however, has had snow on their mind long before Boreal opened and long before hiking Mt. Rose was an option. The SNC Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Teams have been prepping for snow since school started in August.
“In the beginning, it was all about running and building a base of endurance,” said Coach Jon Cherry. “Having a base of endurance is crucial to build strength and agility.”